PermacultureBasics In these fast-paced times, we may often find ourselves wondering what can be done about all the destruction and waste which occurs in the name of progress.

How do we, as individuals, contribute positively to our situation in this life?

One of the biggest threats to your way of life is not gang violence, hurricanes or health related issues, but it is the cost and supply of energy. All it takes is a prolonged blackout or protracted rise in oil prices to cause severe economic, social and environmental disruption.

pocket-ashtray-620x3481

Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) kicked off its campaign to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter within the City of Hamilton, with July 2nd being proclaimed Cigarette Litter Prevention Day by Charles Gosling, Mayor of the City of Hamilton. At Friday night Happy Hour hosted by the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, volunteers from the BePro group handed out KBB-branded pocket ashtrays to the crowd.

Elliot Students from Elliot Primary show off all the trash they picked up to help make Bermuda a cleaner place.

As we begin the new school year, it's a good time to start encouraging our children to embrace a green environment.

phone_books_cropped

As part of our annual recycling effort, Bermuda Yellow Pages will be collecting the 2009/2010 Bermuda Telephone Directories in Hamilton on four days.

 

Aug 18th & 19th (Rain Date: Aug 20th)

Aug 25th & 26th (Rain Date: Aug 27th)

recyclenew  Here in Bermuda, we hope you are recycling your cans and bottles into the blue bags each week. This program has proved successful for Bermuda, but looking at other small jurisdictions, we can still see Bermuda is well behind many other countries in recycling.

lightbulb

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) is urging all residential and commercial customers take steps to conserve energy from now until the Cup Match holiday. Through 28 July, BELCO will be doing maintenance work on several engines, while the process of commissioning its three new gas turbine engines continues.

volunteerGreenrock Pilot Green School Project

Objective of the Green School Project: To work in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Energy to make Elliot Primary Bermuda’s first “Green School”. To create a template that can be used by other Bermuda schools; and which can be used by Greenrock as the basis of a “Green School Accreditation” Program.

A Bermuda Environmental Alliance Production

Bermuda's Sargasso Sea marine algae could revolutionize the fuel of the future. Scientists are a step closer to uncovering the most productive algae in Bermuda to make Biodiesel.

solar_thermal_collector

A solar panel used to heat hot water tanks has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Bermuda market.

The Silmline Solar Thermal Collector Hot Water System, which was designed by Solar Bermuda Ltd. in partnership with vendor and overseas partner Heliodyne, is a modification on the original model which was launched about five years ago.

going_green_wide

Do you ever wonder what life will be like in Bermuda 10, 20, or even 50 years from now? Will we still be heavily dependent on foreign oil to fuel our vehicles and generate electricity? Will anyone know what a Bermuda orange, peach or watermelon looks or taste like?

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org